Friday, 22 February 2019

Cricket

Gayle, Lewis back in Windies squad for England ODIs

ST LUCIA: Gayle last played for West Indies during the home ODI series against Bangladesh in July 2018, and had made himself unavailable for the tours of India and Bangladesh over the 2018-19 winter in order to play the Afghanistan Premier League and the T10 League. Lewis had withdrawn from ...

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India beat New Zealand by seven wickets in second T20I

AUCKLAND: India defeated New Zealand by seven wickets in the second Twenty20 international at Auckland’s Eden park on Friday to level the series at 1-1. New Zealand set India a modest total of 159 and the tourists overhauled it in 18.5 overs, finishing at 162 for three as captain Rohit ...

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Shane Warne slams ICC over Holder suspension

SYDNEY: Australian bowling legend Shane Warne has described as ridiculous the decision by the International Cricket Council (ICC) to ban Windies captain Jason Holder for the upcoming Test in St. Lucia. Holder, who captained the Windies to a 2-0 series victory over England to win the Wisden Trophy for the ...

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Ricky Ponting appointed assistant coach for World Cup ’19

SYDNEY: Former national skipper Ricky Ponting was on Friday recruited to work alongside coach Justin Langer, focusing mainly on the batsmen, for the looming World Cup in England where Australia will defend their title. The appointment of the vastly experienced Ponting, who played at five World Cups and won at ...

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PSL4: Botha says Johnson Charles joins Multan Sultans

LAHORE: West Indies top-order batsman Nicholas Pooran has been replaced by two-time ICC T20 World Cup winner Johnson Charles in the Multan Sultans squad for HBL Pakistan Super League 2019 (PSL). Pooran has earned a maiden call-up to the Windies squad for the ODI series against England after a successful ...

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Suspended Jason Holder joins Northamptonshire

LONDON: West Indies captain Jason Holder will play for Northamptonshire during the first part of the 2019 English season, the club announced Thursday. Holder, 27, has led the West Indies to an unassailable 2-0 lead in their ongoing three-Test series at home to England and is currently ranked as the ...

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Pakistan feels like home, says Darren Sammy

SAINT LUCIA: Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Peshawar Zalmi’s captain Darren Sammy has said that Pakistan feels like home, after he concluded his two-day visit of Peshawar. In a message on his way back to Saint Lucia, the 35-year-old said: “It has been a pleasure to visit Peshawar, in fact ...

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Pakistan, West Indies eye in ICC Women’s Championship

DUBAI: After a thrilling T20I series in Karachi, Pakistan and the Windies lock horns in the ICC Women’s Championship fourth round fixture comprising three One-Day Internationals at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Thursday, 7 February. The two teams will be aiming to win the series and collect valuable ICC ...

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Pakistan seal consolation victory, Proteas win series

CENTURION: Shadab Khan impressed with bat and ball as Pakistan won by 27 runs at Centurion on Wednesday night, for the Proteas to win the series 2-1. It might not have been the performance they were hoping for, but the Proteas can leave this series with their heads held high, ...

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